Friday, 4 May 2018
The Zing of Spring. Edinburgh's City to Sea Walk. Botanics to Granton Harbour.
Part two of my walk across Edinburgh from city to sea. Still in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Before the nearby Leith docks expanded to the size they are today industrial feeling Granton took on the challenge of being the city's main workhorse, deep-water port and harbour with a large fishing fleet, dozens of cargo boats, timber and coal jetties, passenger steamers etc... docking, departing and unloading here. Throughout the 1800s and right up until the Second World War/ 1970s it was still a busy place.